Young Leaders in Service

For the fifth year running, College students participated in the Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards this year receiving their awards recently for their work in the local community. The awards recognize young people for their community service within a 12-month period and the scheme is run in College by Community First (a charity whose aim is to promote a strong, influential and thriving voluntary and community sector in East Hampshire) in conjunction with the Lions Club of Alton. Derek Shaw from the Lions Club of Alton, and Tina Penaluna from Community First were in Alton College last month to present students with their Service Awards. 

The awards aim to encourage young people to get involved with community service to help them develop skills to become responsible adult citizens and community leaders, and recognition of their time given up to help others can be listed on university and job applications. The Silver Seal Award requires the student to undertake 50 hours of community service over a 12 month period, and the Gold Seal Award needs 100 hours community service.

Alton College students receiving awards this year were as follows:

Silver Award (50 hours of community service in a 12 month period):

Connor McLeod, previously at Amery Hill School, for his time helping in Public Services classes at Alton College 

Gold Award (100 hours of community service in a 12 month period):

Jonathan Tebbs, previously at Robert May’s School, volunteering at Oakwood Infant School

Jess Brown, previously at Treloar College, for her work on a joint Alton College/ Treloar Trust promotional video

Emma Court, previously at Amery Hill School, for her time as a student mentor at Alton College

Gemma Skeet, previously at Bohunt School, for her work volunteering at Bordon Youth Club

Julia Zieleniewicz, previously at Amery Hill School, for her help at Oxfam

Lucy Hele, previously at The Petersfield School, for helping at both Girl Guides and Age UK

Marnie Glue, previously at The Petersfield School, for helping at Girl Guides

Thomas Miller, previously at Lord Wandsworth College, volunteering at St Luke’s Church and Headley Scouts

Prabhakshavel Venkatasubramaniam, previously at Sherfield School, for his work with the Alton College Students’ Union

Isabella Chalmers-Arnold, previously at Perins School, for the time she gave to Alton College Students’ Union

Andrew Humphries, previously at Robert May’s School, helping at Oakwood Community Pre-School

Karla Welch, previously at Bohunt School, for her time in the Alton College Students’ Union

Thomas Newlove, previously at Treloar College, for helping organise the Alton College Students’ Union

Shannon Jones, previously at Robert May’s School, volunteering at Brownies

Jessamy Ahmed, previously at Alton Convent School, for volunteering at Basingstoke and Alton Cardiac Rehab

Helen Blackbourn, previously at Perins School, for her time helping with Alton College Students’ Union